AERO takes aim at the next generation


The AERO will take off with about 600 exhibitors from April 20 to 23, 2016. In 2016, the focus of Europe’s largest general aviation trade fair will stretch from light aircraft and helicopters to business jets. At the same time, special thematic focus areas like the e-flight expo, Avionics Avenue, the Aero Conferences, the Engine Area and RPAS Expo will return in 2016. The Aviation and Pilots Competence Center will be oriented towards the next generation of potential pilots. Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellman and project leader Roland Bosch are pleased that the international aviation exhibition is now up to 80 percent booked. “For the upcoming AERO, we specifically want to strengthen our appeal to visitors who have not yet learned to fly. With the ‘Be a Pilot’ slogan, the new presentation of many 120-kilogram aircraft in the ultralight class, and the offer of inexpensive glider training for people as young as fourteen, we want to show that it is relatively easy to become a pilot”, states Roland Bosch.
The globally influential leading European trade show for “small” aircraft will again present the entire spectrum of general aviation: Single- and multi-engine piston-driven airplanes, helicopters, gyrocopters, turboprops and multi-engine jets for business travel will be showcased. They will be joined by new aircraft engines and avionics, aviation accessories and services, as well as flight schools.
Four thematic pillars of this specialized trade show – the AERO Conference, the Engine Area, Avionics Avenue and the Aviation and Pilots Competence Center (APCC) have established themselves and will again offer the latest important industry
information. The Engine Area will show off modern aircraft engines from the widest range of manufacturers that are based on electric, combustion or hybrid technology.
Innovative propulsion systems will also be there, especially those that are very economical, light or quiet. As part of the Avionics Avenue special area, the latest developments and equipment related to flight control, navigation, collision warning and flight planning for airplanes and helicopters will be presented. Avionics Avenue is likely to experience an additional boost in demand thanks to recent changes that facilitate instrument certification training in Europe. The end of the deadline to switch radio equipment over to 8.33 kHz channel spacing in VFR operations will also generate growing turnover for avionics manufacturers. Visitors will not just be able to get information about the equipment, but will also have the opportunity to test much of it.
For the second time, the AERO will also offer the Aviation and Pilots Competence Center. This area is targeted not just at pilots, but at everyone interested in aviation who could see themselves attending flight school. Information and offers from flight schools are available at the center, but it also serves as a point of contact to government agencies and interest groups such as the Luftfahrt Bundesamt, EASA, AOPA, the Deutscher Wetterdienst, the German national meteorological service, and Deutsche Flugsicherung, the German air traffic control organization. Visitors can get information about especially attractive flight training options that make getting your own pilot’s license easier and less expensive, such as training in the 120-kilogram
class of ultralight aircraft, glider training starting for ages fourteen and above, or training in the new ultralight helicopter category which is expected to be created in Germany. The e-flight-expo, featuring alternative drive concepts, will also take place
for the eighth time as part of the AERO, this year under the slogan “Electrical, Ecological, Evolutionary.” Electically-propelled ultralights, powered gliders and rotary wing aircraft will be at its focus.
For the third time, the RPAS EXPO will show off the dynamic advances in the development of civilian drones. Their spectrum of applications within general aviation continues to grow, which is why unmanned aircraft with the most modern sensor and
measurement technology from various manufacturers will be showcased at the AERO. Possible drone applications will be demonstrated as part of an indoor flying display for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
The AERO 2016 will begin on Wednesday, April 20 and last until Saturday, April 23, 2016. More information is available at

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